Catcher in the Rye Vocab 2 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
compulsory
required
innumberable
countless
crocked
drunk
gory
bloody
gore
blood
psychic
spiritual
bawling
crying
phony
not genuine
compulsory (a)
mandatory
scholarly
intelligent; educated
Hemorrhage
Massive bleeding
bad breath
halitosis
halitosis
bad breath
innumerable
very numerous.
Swanky
Expensive and showy
hounds-tooth
broken check fabric
vernacular (adj.)
proper speach
unscrupulous
not having principles
clavichord
an early keyboard instrument
hemorrhages
bursting of blood vessels
putrid
decomposed and foul-smelling, rotten
Museum
Never changing
You change
Growing up
inferiority
strong feelings of inadequacy
Nonchalant
marked by blithe unconcern
Holden Paniced when Mr.Antollini checked on him at his house? True or false
True
inane
lacking significance, meaning, or point; silly, insipid
Psychoanalyze
A technical procedure for investigating unconscious mental processes and for treating psychoneurosis
incognito
having one's true identity concealed
chiffonier
high narrow chest of drawers
lavish
characterized by extravagance and profusion
To Dissuade
to advise against, to deter
Jan 2010
the death of the author
ostracized (v)
to exclude from a group
punk
an aggressive and violent young criminal
itinerant
traveling from place to place, especially to perform work or a duty.
scraggy (adj.)
jagged, rough; bony and lean
raspy
unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
innocence
holden wants to protect innocence and it is all that he has to cling to
Ironical
Meaning the opposite of what is expressed
bourgeois
belonging to the middle class; a capitalist
mutinous
disposed to, engaged in, or involving revolt against authority
Sadist, Sadistic
Someone who derives pleasure from cruelty
louse
a person regarded as mean or contemptible
crude
in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural
digress
v. to turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray.
atheist (N)
one who disbelieves in the existence of God
monotonous
sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
Foil Character
a character that contrasts in some important way with a more important character.
Rile
to irritate or make mad Sentence: My sister tends to rile me, i always get frustrated with her.
Allie Caulfield
holdens younger brother who died of leukemia, leaves holden wondering why good people go through bad things, red head, wrote poems on an old baseball glove, nicest person holden knows
BERNICE DRANK WHAT IN LAVENDER ROOM?
BOURBON AND WATER.
Vomit
to cause a person to throw up because it was so unsustainable
pacifist
one who opposes the use of force under any circumstances
The Wicker Bar
Where Holden goes with Carl Luce and gets really wasted
What item of clothing did Holden buy during the team's trip to New York?
A red hunting hat
Ducks in Central Park
where do the go? They leave and come back -> will Allie come back?
Why did he want to catch the kids?
To save their innocence. To make sure that they dont loose it and become phonies like everyeone he is already surrounded by.
Foils
swords
tiff
spat
retribution
vengeance
pedagogcial
formal
pacifist
nounpeace-lover
pedagogical
instructional methods
humble
lowly; pretentious
rostrum
platform, stage
pervert
abnormal person
burlesque
variety dancer
Narrator
Holden Caulfield
aggravate
to make mad
ostracized
banished from society
hound's tooth
checked pattern
leery
adj. wary; suspicious (of)
Intimately
Privately, personally, very closely
snowing
flattering or convincing someone
hysterics
an attack of hysteria
Sarcastic
bitterly satirical; scornfully severe;taunting
Illiterate
Definition: Lacking education or knowledge
provocative
exciting sexual desire; stimulating something exciting
formidable
adj, causing fear, or dread
hysterical
caused by wild, uncontrollable emotion
sadistic
deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another
Sagitarius
Phoebe, whose best subject is spelling, has misspelled "Sagittarius," the ninth sign of the zodiac, entered by the sun about November 21
capacity
ability to contain, absorb, receive and hold
Fundamental
the basic of skill or idea
Galoshes
Rubber overshoes to protect shoes, introduced in late 1840s.
spendthrift
a person who spends money wastefully
matinee
a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)
California "rest home"
where Holden currently is
Richard Kinsella
Always had "Digression!" shouted at him
boisterous
noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline (adj.)
holden give this person/people $10 but gets bummed out about the cheap suitcases
nuns
chisel
to get something by cheating or trickery; to deceive some one; to cut shape or fashion
Edgar Marsalla
farted while Ossenburger was speaking at Pencey Prep and Thurmer wanted to expel him
raspy (adj)
rough, raw; especially used to describe voices
snub
a refusal to recognize someone you know; warding away or driving off; blatantly
What smell permeates Mr. Spencer's home?
Vicks Nose Drops
reciprocal
something that is mutual or done in return
atheism
n: disbelief in the existence of G-d or any other deity
Mr. Antolini
Identify the speaker: If I write something down for you, will you read it carefully? And keep it?
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
Lillian Simmons
friend of DB's at Ernie's Place (bar).
Ann Louis Sherman
Girl that Holden necked with once; phony
auditorium
the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
foreshadowing
the use of hints or clues in a story to suggest what action is to come, creates interest and builds suspense
The Painfulness of Growing Up
Theme of the novel. Holden continues to resist growing up throughout the novel.
YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH WHAT ROOM IN M N H TO GET TO AUDITORIUM?
INDIAN ROOM.
Who does Holden go see before leaving Pencey Prep?
Mr. Spencer, his old and very ill History teacher
sadist
torturer
pedagogue
teacher
sophistocated
...
falsetto
high voice
flitty
Unstable; fluttering
Grippe
flu-like illness
peculiar
Odd; strange
groping
reaching blindly
unanimous-adj
all in agreement
moldering (adj.)
decaying; crumbling
disciple
any follower of christ
Harrowing
(Adj.) Agonizing or painful.
conscientious (adj.)
careful; honest; painstaking
stimulate
to make more active; arouse
sacrilegious
guilty of violating anything sacred
bosom
a person's breast or chest
eloquence
speaking with elegance or persuasiveness
hoodlum
an aggressive and violent young criminal
can
a room equipped with toilet facilities
carrousel
large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on
Protagonist
the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
agnostic
one who disclaims knowledge of God, but doesn't deny the possibility
NYU
Where did Salinger earn a college degree?
Anomalous
Deviating from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
Mrs. Morrow
The mother of Holden's conteptible class mate, Ernest
Stiff
to cheat someone out of something, usually money
brusque
adjective, short and abrupt, blunt or harsh in speech
Bob Robinson
Actually has an inferiority complex but girls think he's arrogant
impinge
to come into close contact with, invade
Holden Caulfield
The narrator and protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is the son of a wealthy New York family who moves from boarding school to boarding school after being repeatedly expelled. Although he displays a number of typical teenage characteristics, his adolescent foibles become increasingly disturbing throughout the novel, revealing a self-destructive side. Holden, it seems, has been particularly devastated by the death of his brother Allie, who he considered the perfect child. This has thrown him into an existential crisis of sorts; he is unable to find joy in life or to cope with his loss. Ultimately on the brink, he capitulates to convention and comes back home, though there is little sense that he has found even the basic ingredients for happiness.
Rudolf Schmidt
The janitor at Ossenburger Hall that lends his name to Holden's fictional persona on the train away from Pencey.
Mr. Spencer
History teacher at pency, sick, reads holden's essay - "life is a game"
Sally Hayes
a really hot girl that holden takes out on a date while he is in new York; he finds her annoying and ignorant; tries to tell her how he is feeling but she does not want to hear it; he asks her to run away with him but she tells him after he goes to college
Cliques
A small and exclusive party or set, a narrow coterie or circle: a term of reproach or contempt, applied generally to such as are considered to associate for unworthy or selfish ends, or to small and select bodies who arrogate supreme authority in matters of social status, literature
tarry
verb, to remain or stay, as in a place
pacificist
opposed to the use of force under any circumstances
Jane
Holden hung out with her as a kid, and she had a bad childhood, Holden thinks she is interesting and sincere
who does holden call when he leaves Phoebe's room
he calls Mr. Antolini
"I'm always saying 'Glad to've met you' to someone I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though."
Holden in chapter 12. Here Holden underscores his entire philosophy of life. He attempts not to keep himself alive, but to keep alive the innocence of those around him. He wants them to think he really is glad to meet them in order to preserve their innocence.
After Holden checks into his room at the Edmont Hotel, what does he see out of his window?
A variety of bizarre sex acts going on in other rooms of the hotel
Gladstones
suitcases
qualms
misgivings
extravagant
lavish
bawl
cry loudly
Taurus
horoscope sign
foyer
entrance hall
misogynist
noun; hates women
pacifistic
opposed to war
Phony
Definition
Synonym
Antonym
Fake, deceiving
Hoax, imitation
Genuine
digression
departure from central topic
muted
toned down or silenced
jazzy
refers to jazz music
qualm
uneasy feeling about something
chutzpah
n. complete nerve, unmitigated boldness
fencing team
holden lost their equiptment
pedantic
overly scholarly, someone trying to show you how smart they are
flunk
fail to get a passing grade
Monastery
the residence of a religious community
psychoanalyzed
to investigate or treat by psychoanalysis
provocative (adj)
something that excites, stimulates, causes someone to become intrigued, angry, annoyed, etc.
blase
adj. indifferent to life; unconcerned, nonchalant
Burlesqu
a variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease
corset
a woman's undergarment worn to shape the figure
fiend
someone who is "wickedly" good at something
verification
noun: the authentication of truth or accuracy by such means as facts, statements, citation, measurements, or attendant circumstances
Adapts
Adjust to something; changes to meet requirements
homelike
like or suggestive of home; familiar; warmly comfortable.
Dick Slagle
Holden's roommate at Elkton Hills; had crappy suitcases; burgeois
Ostracize
to exclude from a group by general consent from common privileges or social acceptance; to exile by a method of temporary banishment by popular vote without trial or special accusation.
exhibitionist
A person who behaves in ways to attract attention
Mr. Zambesi
Biology teacher who told Holden to move on from football- makes Holden realize his goodbye; symbolizes that Holden needs to move on from childhood
Banister
a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling (noun)
Pency prep
the last prep school holden went to managed fencing team there
foreshadowing or motif
Identify the literary term that best applies to the following line: "I have a feeling you're riding for some kind of terrible, terrible fall."
Jane Gallagher
kept kings in the back row in checkers.
red hunting hat as a symbol
- represents Holden's individuality and his self-consciousness
The immature man wants to - for a cause, the mature man wants to - for a cause
die, live humbly
WHERE DID H GO BEFORE MEETING SALLY
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL TO KILL TIME.
In chapter 25 Holden goes to phoebe's school and writes her note about what?
The note said for her to meet him at the Museum of Art so he can return the money she lent him.
booze
alcohol
insane
stupid
incognito (adj.)
unknown
sophisticated
intellectually appealing
rubberneck
curious people
qualms (n)
misgivings
according
in agreement with
conscientious
thorough; careful; aware
disingenuous
lie about everything
Mr Spencer
Holden's favourite teacher
immaterial
irrelevant; of little importance
aristocratic
of an upper class
jubilation
a feeling of extreme joy
Atheist
Someone not believing in God
point of view
- first person
brassy
overwhelming brass section of a band
posture
characteristic way of bearing one's body
Enlightening
To give spiritual or intellectual insight to; to give information to; inform or instruct
Monotonous
Definition
Synonym
Antonym
Lacking in variety or varying
Boring, dull
Variable, exciting
WHAT MAG WAS TRAIN WOMAN READING
VOGUE
Holden's mom
She worries since Allie's death-still not over-Holden doesn't want to hurt her thats why he doesn't come home
Ossenburger Memorial Wing
Where Holden lives at Pencey
unanimous
adj. sharing the same opinions or views
gripe
express a complaint or grumble about something, esp. something trivial
bildungsroman
a noval that revolves around a young protagonist's developement into a hero through episodic growth
humility
the quality or state of being humble in spirt
As Holden predicted, Sally is excited to
See the Lunts
Arthur Childs
Whooton School; grew up as a Quaker and often debated with Holden over the importance of the disciples.
At breakfast, Holden is surprised that the nun
Likes Romeo and Juliet
Name one of the many annoying things Ackley does when he barges into Holden's room.
clips his nails
What is the story behind the Ossenberg Memorial Dorm?
rich guy gave money
Holden tries to protect Sally from her step dad, He wants to protect Phoebe's innocence when he gets mad about seeing bad language written on her school walls, and sunny the prostitute he wants to protect because shes fairly young and cares for her.
You should know several examples of Holden trying to protect "the innocent" people, such as women and children
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